Since we’ve been so excited about Paisley lately, today we rounded up the best of the best in Paisley décor on Pinterest. We think Paisley can look just as great on a throw pillow or a wall as it does on a dress. Should you want to venture beyond-the-blouse and do a little decorating of your own, we have a few quick tips. While multi-hued, complex Paislies can look great on a top, they can be overpowering in the home. To help avoid this, ground colorful Paislies with white. If you love color, stick to one color family at a time when choosing Paislies for interiors. Or for a more crisp and preppy look, hunt for Paislies that mix a pop color with white or ivory.
Some great examples from our favorite oh-so-addictive image pinning site, Pinterest, below. (Psst…we have our own Pinterest now too!)
Clockwise from top left: // wallpaper // wall stencil // chair // bedding // melamine platter // wastebasket //
It’s no secret around here that we LOVE paisley. Traditionally an Indian or Persian motif, it has been around for centuries, eventually making its way through trade routes to the weaving town of… Paisley, Scotland, its namesake. In the early 1800s the mills in Paisley were the foremost producers of shawls bearing this teardrop, or mango shaped motif. In the 1960’s, Paisley again had a surge in popularity, and became even more fashionable after The Beatles returned from their pilgrimage to India. It’s quite a storied little print, but we love it most because it’s so versatile. It can look light and whimsical, (like our paisley-floral mix tunic below) or proper and traditional, like many men’s tie Paislies.
If you like this Paisley popover, we have several more styles of Paisley prints, in tops, crops, and light summer sweaters.